Here at Reglaze My Spex we can provide state of the art lenses to correct and protect your vision, but did you know there are changes you can make in your diet to help maintain and sustain healthier eyes? So get the cookbooks out and find recipes that include…fish, nuts, citrus, beef and eggs!
It’s a fishy business
- Fish such as tuna, salmon, trout and mackerel are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Oily fish are fish that have oil in their gut and body tissue, eating them offers higher levels of omega-3-rich fish oil. Some studies have found that fish oil can reverse dry eye, including dry eye caused by spending too much time on a computer. So in addition to choosing the Smart Blue coating from Reglaze My Spex for your new lenses, eat fish and you will not only be protected against blue light from your digital devices meaning less eye strain, from your lenses, but what you eat will be helping too!
- Nuts are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Nuts and seeds like chia, flax or hemp seeds, also contain a high level of vitamin E, which can protect the eye from age-related damage. So next time you go to the supermarket stock up on some seeds as well as some walnuts, cashew nuts, peanuts and lentils, and remember if you are driving there think about Our Smart Gold Coated Lenses designed to make driving safer in all conditions.
- Oranges and other citrus fruit contain vitamin C, which is key for eye health. The vitamins, found mainly in fresh fruits and vegetables, contributes to healthy blood vessels in your eyes. It can combat the development of cataracts, and in combination with other vitamins and nutrients, age-related macular degeneration. Get those grapefruits and oranges on that shopping list too!
- Orange-colored fruits and vegetables — like sweet potatoes, carrots, cantaloupe, mangos, and apricots — are high in beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A that helps with night vision, your eyes’ ability to adjust to darkness. So that story your mommy told about carrots help you see in the dark is true!
- Eggs are an eggcellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which can reduce the risk of age-related sight loss. Eggs are also good sources of vitamins C and E, and zinc and protein.